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Tonic on Chirn

37 Musgrave Ave | Chirn Park, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4215, Australia
+61 7 5532 2201
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (56 reviews)
“pork belly” (14 reviews)
“tuna” (4 reviews)
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Australian, International, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
37 Musgrave Ave | Chirn Park, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4215, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Up there as some of the best tapas we've had - reasonable prices and generous serves. Recommend the Banquet option for groups of 4 or more. Great atmosphere and very friendly staff. Highly recommend.

Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This resturant has a great atmosphere, the food is flavoursome and a great variety of tapas. It’s not cheap but well worth it, try a few at a time and then re order, sometimes a few are all you need.

Thank TeaCurtis68
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We visited Tonic on Chirn on a Saturday evening. Service was great, food great, a very Melbourne -ish atmosphere. We had booked a table for four people but when we arrived there was no record of our booking, but the situation was quickly sorted. We...More

Thank Joan M
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Love this place. I've been here a few times and service is always on point. The last time I came here though the service was appalling. I'll still give 5 stars because it's usually great. If staff treat me like that again I'll definitely post...More

Thank Timothy B
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Very nice quiet place, with great energy, delicious food, tasty coctails and friendly staff. highly reccomend!

Thank ArinaMJ
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Have been to tonic on multiple occasions always enjoyable. Usually quite busy on a friday night. Sometimes difficult to get a table. Definitely worth a visit

Thank 1,234,567,327
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Was taken here for tapas and drinks for an after work catch up and loved it. Easy to access and park with a small space but felt open and funky. The food was very high flavour and presentation was beautiful. The cocktail list is quite...More

Thank Elowishes
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

What an awesome place! Unassuming and unpretentious with the friendliest staff great food and quality drink selection. We walked in with no booking during a busy service, the staff were more than happy to accommodate us. We ordered a range of tapas all of which...More

Thank Kahu76
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Busy for a tuesday night! Good range of food which was all tasty and hot. Parking was easy to find. Was very dark, some lights could really help everyone see!!

Thank Tegan M
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a late lunch 2.30pm. Kitchen still open and serving the best Tapas on the coast. Service excellent with recommendations on both food and wine. Atmosphere nice and relaxing, music appropriate and modern. Had the chorizo sausage and pork belly excellent. Highly recommend

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Questions & Answers
11 February 2017|
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Response from Debra S | Reviewed this property |
Not that I saw and the size of the Bar/ Restaurant most likely wouldn't accomodate a pool table.
Bianca R
7 February 2016|
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Response from KenRW | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I can confirm they don't have private rooms, but if you tell them you want to be separate when you book I am sure they will arrange the best they can do. It will worth it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Musgrave Ave | Chirn Park, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4215, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5532 2201
Tonic on Chirn is a small vibrant restaurant with a funky, modern warehouse interior. Special features are an Internationally influenced ever-changing Fusion Tapas Menu and a classy seasonal Cocktail List served in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
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